DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Drummer/Percussionist from Tauranga. Became professional back in 2002 tutoring drums & percussion, playing in various original and cover bands. Nick also takes the drum throne as the resident drummer and facilitator at Mount Brewing Co Brew Bar, Mount Live Lounge jam night in Mt Maunganui. 

VOCALS - GUITAR - UKULELE - MANDOLIN
Melissa Cox joined the Mauao family in June 2015 as a Vocal Tutor. She also teaches beginner acoustic guitar, beginner and intermediate mandolin, beginner ukulele, contemporary songwriting, composition, lyric writing, and theory.

DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Originally from the sunny Hawkes Bay, Stan Bicknell is a New Zealand based drummer who for the past 12years had based himself out of Melbourne, Australia. Over the years he has toured and recorded with many artists locally and internationally including 48May, The New Caledonia, Kimbra (NZ), as well as Miami Horror, Tonight Alive, & Ecca Vandal (AU).

GUITAR
Derrin Richards brings decades of live and studio playing experience to his 
guitar lessons. 

BASS - GUITAR

My name is Max Stowers, I am a professional musician who has been residing in Australia for the past 12 years and and have worked  in all facets of the music industry for the past 40 years. From music tuition to touring, studio work, live performances, sideman, original artist. My main instrument is bass guitar then guitar, ukelele, basic keyboards and drums. I have taught in a range of schools, polytechs in Auckland over the years and in Sydney. I would really love to pass on the knowledge that I have to keen talented kids who are passionate about music.

 

GUITAR - BASS GUITAR
Performing concerts, teaching guitar clinics and playing in recording sessions in countries all around the world, Sean Clancy has been teaching guitar and music for 28 years.

PIANO & KEYS
Selina has 32 years experience having studied the piano through The Royal School of Music grades 1 to 8 then qualifying with her ATCL Teacher’s Diploma through Trinity College.

VOCALS - PIANO - TIN WHISTLE - VIOLIN
Claire is an enthusiastic and fun teacher from Northern Ireland who has been playing music since she was 8 years old. She began by learning the violin and tin whistle in primary school and since then has been involved in an array of different artistic and musical projects.

DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Tyrone graduated from a diploma in music theory and live performance in 2019, performing with many different groups in and outside of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. By the time he graduated, Tyrone and a few of his class-mates formed a band that is now putting on shows and releasing original music onto streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

GUITAR - VOCALS - VIOLIN - UKULELE
A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Camila started learning music at the age of 2 years old through classical violin suzuki method. She played amongst some of the best symphonic orchestras in Brazil.

BASS
"If you want to learn to play Bass I am your dude!".
 Hanno is a 27 y.o multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and curious soul. Born on the Eastern shores of South Africa, he committed to the path of his heart in music in 2012, and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Music majoring in Music Technology in 2016.

VOCALS
Jenna is a Mezzo Soprano, Singer/Songwriter from Tauranga. 
Currently a student at The University of Waikato, she studies a Bachelor of Music in  Classical discipline and is undergoing Classical voice training. Her vocal education has  been established upon the Vaccai and Marchesi methods of Italian singing.